On This Day

What Happened on October 22, 1976

Historical Events

  • Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.

Sports History

Rick Barry (San Francisco), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60

Famous Birthdays

  • Brad Stevens, American basketball coach (Boston Celtics 2013-21; NBA All-Star Game 2017), born in Zionsville, Indiana
  • Helen Svedin, Swedish model
  • Jon Foreman, American musician (Switchfoot)
1976 Highlights

About October 22, 1976

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 1 month and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Libra